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Creating a task

How to create a task for your class from your task page.

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Written by Tom O'Donahoo
Updated over a week ago

Atomi Tasks are the easiest ways for teachers to plan, compose and deliver incredible learning experiences. Creating tasks is a great way to keep your class on track, issue homework for your students, or even run a blended learning program

At its core, creating a task is simply asking your students to complete work by a certain date. With the ability to create your own instructions, add any content or Atomi lessons, and see student insights it can be a powerful teaching tool.

There are a couple of simple ways to create tasks on Atomi. Straight from your Tasks page or by assigning one or many lessons from the module view of your class.


How to create a task from the Tasks page

Create a task

  1. Go to the Tasks tab in your class.

  2. Click the Create task button.

Create an Atomi task

Add a due date and time

The default is set to tomorrow at 8 am. To change this:

  1. Under Due date click the calendar icon.

  2. Select a date on the calendar.

Add a due date to an Atomi task

3. Under Time due click the down arrow.

4. Select a new time from the list.

Add a due time to an Atomi task

Assign to all students or select individual students

By default, the task will be assigned to all students in the class. To select individual students:

  1. Under For click the down arrow.

  2. Deselect the checkbox next to All students.

  3. Select the students you want to assign the task to.

You can search for students using the search field or remove all students using the Clear all link.

Assign an Atomi task to students

Add instructions

Using the powerful task editor, explain what you’d like your students to focus on, give directions for homework or describe the task they need to do.

You can structure your tasks with advanced formatting, including titles, headings, lists and more.

Add instructions to your Atomi task

Add your content

This is optional—your task can just have instructions if that is all you need.

Add Atomi videos, lesson or quizzes:

  1. Click Add Atomi content.

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2. Type to search for the video, lesson or quiz you want to add.

3. Click on the search result to select and add it.

Search for Atomi content for your task

4. Select if you want the task to be considered done (auto-complete) when the Atomi lessons in the task have been completed. Read more about auto-task completion for Atomi content.

Insert links into your Atomi task

5. Repeat the steps above to add more Atomi content, or easily bulk assign Atomi content straight from the module view of your class.

Insert links:

  1. Click the + button

  2. Click Insert link.

  3. Enter the URL in the pop-up and click the Ok button.

  4. Repeat the steps above to add another link.

Attach files:

  1. Click Attach file.

  2. Select the file and click Open.

  3. Repeat the steps above to attach another file.

To delete any content click on the remove (x) icon:

Delete content from your Atomi task

Click the Create task button to finish.

Click create task button to create Atomi task

That's it, you're done!


You can also schedule a task to appear at a later time or save a draft to complete later.

Once you’ve created a task you can view it on your Tasks page.

Tasks will appear on your Atomi tasks page

Your students will receive an email notification and the task will appear on their Tasks page.

As the due date approaches students that haven’t completed the task will be reminded.

When the task is due you’ll be sent a summary of the progress on your task, but you can follow the task progress on the task itself at any time.
Learn more about viewing task progress.

View task progress on the Atomi task itself

You can also view student progress and performance for individual Atomi lessons from the task. To learn more about using this data in your classroom check out our guide to informing your teaching with data.

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